Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Cavaliers taking a commanding 3-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers Thursday night. 

 

Brian also discussed the report of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor turning down a contract extension with the club.

 

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Sports Time Ohio in-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott spoke with Sam Bourquin on a Friday afternoon to talk about the Indians as they head into their series with Detroit.

They lost to the Chicago White Sox 10-4 last night at Progressive Field, and the team's had it's struggles as of late, but it's too early to worry, says Andre.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:27

AUDIO Zack Meisel Talks Indians, Wahoo Logo

Zack Meisel, Indians beat writer for Cleveland.com spoke with Sam and Brad about the ongoing debate surrounding the Chief Wahoo logo and how long it will last.

 

Zack also discussed the thrilling home opener yesterday at Progressive Field as Michael Brantley delivered the game-winning hit.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:51

AUDIO Indians, Fans Pumped For Opener

Cleveland Indians Communications Coordinator Joel Hammond joined Jasen Sokol live from Booth 6 in Progressive Field to talk about the festivities going on during Opening Day today at Progressive Field as the Indians take on the Chicago White Sox.

 

Director of Merchandising Karen Fox also joined Booth 6 to shed some light on what new Tribe gear will be available at the Indians' Team Shop this season.

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After starting the year 3-3, Progressive Field will open its gates for the first time since the World Series. To get the fans set for Tuesday’s home opener, Ray Horner interviewed a long list of Tribe personnel throughout the morning.

Jim Rosenhaus - Indians Radio Network

Curtis Danburg - Senior Director, Communications

Bob DiBiasio - Senior VP, Public Affairs

Tom Hamilton - Indians Radio Network

Paul Dolan - CEO

Mike Chernoff - General Manager

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Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers as they have limped down the stretch, losing to the Atlanta Hawks Sunday in overtime.

 The Cavs take on the Miami Heat tonight, minus the Big Three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, who will be resting for this game.

 Terry stuck around  to talk about the Indians as they get ready for the home opener Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Sam, Jasen, and Brad will be broadcasting live from Progressive Field beginning at 10am.

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:16

AUDIO Quality Win For Tribe Over Rangers

Al Pawlowski, host of Indians Live on SportsTime Ohio joined Sam and Brad Tuesday to discuss the Cleveland Indians' win over the Rangers on Opening Day.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Indians and Rangers tonight on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:21

AUDIO Matt Loede Talks Opening Day, Tribe

Matt Loede from NEOSports Insiders spoke with Sam and Brad about the Indians as they prepare for the season opener on Monday.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

Matt also offered his take on WrestleMania 33, including Goldberg vs Lesnar.

 

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Sports Time Ohio In-Game reporter Andre Knott spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about the health of the Cleveland Indians and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup yesterday against the Dodgers.

 

For the full interview click here.

 

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Monday, 06 March 2017 11:50

Indians Home Opener Sold Out

Cleveland Indians single-game tickets went on sale to the public Monday and within minutes the Home Opener at Progressive Field against the Chicago White Sox on April 11th was sold out! 

The Indians issued a press release shortly after 10 a.m. when the tickets went on sale at Indians.com saying the game was sold out. They also mentioned that tickets to later series, such as the Tigers, Blue Jays, and Yankees series, were selling quickly. 

Just before noon Monday, StubHub.com, the after-market ticket website had standing room only tickets for the home opener going for $88, normally $13. 

The season opener for the Indians is April 3, against the Rangers in Texas. 

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:26

AUDIO: Terry Francona Sits Down With Ray

Since he’s been with the Indians, Terry Francona has seen nothing but success: two playoff appearances, two Manager of the Year awards, and four-straight winning seasons. As the 2017 season gets ramped up, he’s looking to extend all of those accolades.

Tito sat down with Ray Horner during Wahoo Week in Goodyear, Arizona, to not only talk about the current team, but also a little about him. Many years ago, Francona played with the Montreal Expos, and an injury to his knee paved the way for Tim “Rock” Raines to have a hall-of-fame career.

Horner and Francona also discussed other aspects of the game that have changed through expanded analytics, as well as the up-and-coming prospects in the organization, like Yandy Diaz.

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Indians beat writer for the Elyria Chronicle Telegram Chris Assenheimer spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Indians as they train in Goodyear, AZ.

He says with all the strengths the Indians have, it's the depth of the outfield which remains the most concerning.

 

The full interview can be heard right here.

 

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:39

AUDIO Indians Ready For Spring Training

Indians reporter Zack Meisel from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the Cleveland Indians as they head into the spring training season.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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The first Akron Rubberducks Hot Stove Banquet has come to the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn in Akron, and a familiar name in baseball circles in Northeast Ohio will be the keynote speaker at tonight's event.

Former Cleveland Indians second baseman Carlos Baerga spoke with Sam and Brad about tonight's event and the Indians' run to Game 7 of the World Series.

 

Carlos talked with the guys about his love of baseball and the event going on tonight with the Rubberducks.

 

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Friday, 23 December 2016 17:32

AUDIO Loede: Indians' Signing Huge For Club

Matt Loede of NEOSportsInsiders joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the signing of former Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion to help bolster their lineup.
 
Encarnacion was a member of the Blue Jays when they were bested by the Tribe in the ALCS. For the full interview, click here.

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These ain’t your father’s Cleveland Indians anymore.

After making it to Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, the Indians have upped the ante and signed slugger Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year deal. Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus talked about this signing with the Ray Horner Morning Show, believing a deal like this “makes sense.”

"There’s a need to go for it, and this certainly gives them that extra boost to take that next step,” said Rosenhaus. The former Blue Jay slugger will most likely play DH, with Carlos Santana moving over to first base full-time. Rosenhaus also talked about his consistency, with Encarnacion having the second-most home runs in the last five seasons.

Will a signing of this magnitude help the attendance? Rosenhaus believes so, not just from the Encarnacion addition, but the long playoff run. He feels the organization senses the momentum will continue, and may see another bump in season ticket sales during the offseason.

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James Harris, the newly appointed Cleveland Indians director of Player Development joined the Brad Russell Show to talk about his new job, what goes into the daily grind of player development, and talk about his outlook as far as the youngsters coming up in the minors.

 

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:58

AUDIO Andre Knott Talking Hot Stove

STO/FSO In-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott joined the Sam Bourquin Show Wednesday to talk about any potential moves on the horizon for the Tribe.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

 

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The money is flying around Major League Baseball, and some big-named players are changing zip codes. But will the Indians make any moves? Do they need to?

Paul Hoynes, the long-time Tribe beat writer for the Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about what the team is, or isn’t, doing at the MLB Winter Meetings. Hoynsie believes Cleveland’s top priorities are getting that middle-of-the-order bat and adding to the outfield depth.

Reports are the Indians have inquired about Toronto sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, but it’s more realistic that the Tribe could re-sign Mike Napoli.

According to Hoynes, the Indians are a peculiar position as far as the outfield goes. The team will measure the progress of Michael Brantley’s shoulder, and will most likely play the waiting game with Bradley Zimmer.

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Tribe broacaster Jim Rosenhaus spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about the winter meetings and who the Indians might have their eye on.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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It was a magical run for the Cleveland Indians, a team very few, if any, predicted to go to the World Series. It may not have finished the way many had hoped, especially after a 3-1 lead, but Tribe fans everywhere are proud of their baseball team.

Bob DiBiasio, Senior VP with the Tribe, made his way to Akron to recap the postseason that was, as well as how the team will look in 2017. “Bobby D” recapped the financial aspects of the Indians’ postseason run, which proved to be quite lucrative for the players. Due to these backloaded contracts, a plethora of players will be receiving raises going into next season.

So what’s next? DiBiasio says the team is looking to keep Rajai Davis and Mike Napoli at a reasonable price, as well as others in terms of additions and subtractions. He says the team appears “set” on paper, but a big question mark is the health of Michael Brantley, but the team feels good the Indians excelled without their MVP candidate.

As of this writing, spring training kicks off 94 days from now.

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Tuesday, 08 November 2016 18:02

AUDIO Paul Hoynes Discusses Indians Offseason

Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes from the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to discuss some of the Cleveland Indians' moves and potential moves with 100 days left until spring training in Arizona.

 

For the full interview click here.

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Saturday, 05 November 2016 07:47

Losers And Winners Pay Up World Series Wager

The bets are being settled following the World Series; LeBron in a Cubs uniform, Cedar Point will temporarily name it's Top Thrill Dragster to "Top Thrill Cubster" on opening weekend. But the bet where everybody wins came between the Bishops who run the Cleveland and Chicago Catholic Dioceses. Both agreed to honor their bets -- regardless who won. Cleveland will get deep dish pizza and baked good for 100, while a Cleveland-style feast for 100 of pierogi, kielbasa, sauerkrat and green beans will be enjoyed by the needy in Chicago.

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(Cleveland Catholic Diocese) The leaders of the home Catholic dioceses for the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians have decided that giving back generously, so the poor in both cities can share in the win, should be the final result of their wager.

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich promised enough Chicago deep dish pizzas and baked goods to feed more than 100 guests of the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland, Ohio, if the Cubs lost the World Series. Bishop Richard G. Lennon answered the challenge by offering to provide a Cleveland-style feast for more than 100 guests of the evening supper program for the homeless, sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, if the Indians were defeated.

"Both teams put up a great effort, both cities very much wanted this victory, and today Chicago is giving thanks for this blessing," said Archbishop Cupich. "Our city is celebrating with our Cubs, and we want to include our friends in Cleveland."

Chicago deep dish pizzas and Misericordia Hearts and Flour Bakery treats, as well as the Cleveland-style feast, will be delivered to both the Cosgrove Center in Cleveland, and to the evening supper program in Chicago.

"Although we hoped the Indians would come out on top, we humbly accept our defeat and congratulate our friends to the west in Chicago," said Bishop Lennon. "We are thankful for the pizzas and dessert, and hope Chicago enjoys a taste of Cleveland on us. We'll be back next year!"

The pizzas and their transportation are being donated by Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, known as the home of the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. Misericordia's Hearts & Flour Bakery will deliver their homemade baked goods. Italian Creations, of Lakewood, Ohio, will deliver a meal of pierogi, kielbasa, sauerkraut and green beans.

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Friday, 04 November 2016 17:25

Cedar Point Bet Loss: "Top Thrill Cubster"

A Cedar Point ride will temporarily have a name that'll sting for Indians fans.

The Sandusky amusement park made a wager with the Six Flags Great America amusement park near Chicago...and since the Cubs won the World Series, Cedar Point will rename "Top Thrill Dragster" to "Top Thrill Cubster"...but only for 2017's opening weekend.

Cedar Point workers also made a video of them singing "Go Cubs Go".

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(Cedar Point, Facebook) It wasn't the way we wanted it to end, but we're paying up! Congrats to the Chicago Cubs on their history-making World Series win! In their honor, and to make good on Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor's wager, here's our video. And on 2017's opening weekend, Top Thrill Dragster will be renamed "Top Thrill Cubster". What a great season, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs!

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Two days after losing the World Series to the Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Indians are wasting no time in making moves.

And the Indians have exercised the two-year club option on manager Terry Francona, keeping the skipper through 2020.

"A really easy decision and actually something we had talked about a while ago," Antonetti said at the team's year-end wrapup press conference Friday at Progressive Field. "He's made a huge difference on our franchise, and having him going forward as a partner is something we're really excited about."

And also on board for another year is Carlos Santana...his 2017 option has been extended as well.

"I think his play speaks for itself, and the performance he had this year," Antonetti said, "both on the field, the mindset that he had, his team first approach, his willingness to do anything to help the team made the decision to exercise his option really easy for us as well."

Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff say that there's a range of emotions among the team, from pain from the loss ...to pride in the season.

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(Previous coverage) The Cleveland Indians have announced Friday that they have excercised the 2019 and 2020 club options on Manager Terry Francona and the 2017 club option on fristbaseman/DH Carlos Santana. 

The Indians are coming off of their first World Series appearance in 19 years. 

Details regarding today's moves are listed in the press release below: 

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the 2016 Major League roster:

Exercised the 2019 and 2020 club options on Manager TERRY FRANCONA.

Exercised the 2017 club option on DH/1B CARLOS SANTANA

 

Francona, 57, recently guided Cleveland to its sixth American League pennant in 2016, compiling a regular season record of 94-67 (.584) followed by a postseason 10-5 mark.  During his four-year stint as Indians manager, the club has qualified for the postseason play two times and finished with a winning mark in each of those seasons.  He owns a 352-294 (.545) mark as Indians manager, the 6th-highest winning pct. in the 116-year history of the franchise.  He is 8th all-time in club history in managerial wins. He owns a 16-year career managerial mark of 1381-1209 (.533), the fifth-highest win total among active managers, and has led his clubs to 12 consecutive winning seasons.

 

Santana, 30, is coming off his best Major League season, hitting .259 (151-582) with 89 runs, 31 doubles, 3 triples, 34 home runs and 87 RBI in 158 games, collecting single-season career bests in homers, extra-bases hits (68), total bases (290), RBI, hits, OPS (.865) & runs.  He finished tied for the club lead in homers (T-14th in the American League) and was 3rd in the A.L. in walks (99) and 8th in on-base pct. (.366).  His 34 homers were the most by a Major League switch-hitter since 2011.  Over the last 15 games of the regular season he batted .411 (23-56) with 7 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR and 13 RBI.

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 19:40

AUDIO Steve Rosenbloom:Game 7 Brings High Drama

Steve Rosenbloom from the Chicago Tribune joined Sam and Brad to talk about one of the biggest nights for Chicago and Cleveland respectively.

 

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 19:22

AUDIO John Telich Confident In Kluber, Tribe

The anticipation builds as Game #7 of the World Series is about to descend on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

John Telich from Fox 8 Sports joined Sam and Brad ahead of the game between the Cubs and the Indians.

 

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 19:07

AUDIO Andre Knott Breaks Down Game #7

It all comes down to this. The Cubs and the Indians are ready for Game #7 of the World Series.  Andre Knott, Indians in-game reporter spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of the deciding contest.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 18:33

AUDIO Matt Loede: Confident In Tribe

The Cleveland Indians will be looking to make history tonight and Game 6 in Cleveland will be an electric atmosphere.

Matt Loede from NEOSportsInsiders joined Sam and Brad to talk about the matchup between the Cubs and the Indians tonight at the corner of Carneige and Ontario.

 

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 18:15

AUDIO Joel Hammond Talking Tribe & Cubs

Joel Hammond, the Communications Coordinator for the Cleveland Indians spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of Game 6 of thw World Series.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 17:50

AUDIO Jim Rosenhaus Discusses Game #6

The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs are getting ready for Game #6 of the Fall Classic. The Tribe is looking for their first World Series crown since 1948.

Jim Rosenhaus, Tribe broadcaster on the Indians Radio Network spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell live on site ahead of the matchup.

 

For the full interview click here.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 12:15

Dennis Martinez To Throw Game 6 First Pitch

The MLB has announced that former Indians starting pitcher Dennis "El Presidente" Martinez will throw out the first pitch for Game 6 of the World Series at Progressive Field Tuesday night. 

Martinez's 23-year-career included three with the Indians between 1994 and 1996. He started game 2 of the World Series for the Tribe against the Atlanta Braves. 

In 2012, Martinez was named one of the top 100 Cleveland Indians in franchise history. 

Game 6 of the 2016 World Series between the Indians and Cubs is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:08. 

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Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:16

Indians Win World Series Game 3, Watch In CLE

The Chicago Cubs waited 71 years to host a home World Series game...they'll have to wait longer for a win.

The Cleveland Indians rode amazing pitching and just enough hitting to a win at Wrigley Field last night...

Pinch hitter Coco Crisp hits an RBI single in the 7th, scoring pinch runner Michael Martinez.

Josh Tomlin, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen blanked the Cubs.

The final score - Tribe 1, Cubs 0 -  as the Indians now lead the World Series two games to one.

Game Four is tonight at 8:08 from Wrigley Field...Corey Kluber is back on the mound for the Tribe. The game is on 1590 WAKR.

Wrigley Field was packed for last night's World Series Game 3, but so was Progressive Field, even though the actual game was being played hundreds of miles away.

Indians fans cheered loudly in downtown Cleveland at the first road game watch party.

And there will be another watch party at Progressive Field on Saturday night...but it's already sold out.

 

Josh Tomlin had the Game 3 start, and his father had a thrill.

Jerry Tomlin was in the stands at Wrigley Field, watching his son play in the World Series. Jerry Tomlin became paralyzed from the chest down a couple of months ago, but was among a small group of Tribe fans watching his son pitch in the big show.

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Friday, 28 October 2016 17:49

AUDIO Indians/Cubs Ready For Game #3

The Indians and Cubs have shifted the World Series over to the North Side of Chicago to Wrigley Field for Game 3 of the World Series.

Chris Assenheimer from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of Game 3 and talked about Josh Tomlin's start tonight.

 

Steve Greenberg from the Chicago Sun-Times spoke with Brad Russell about the Chicago side of things.

 

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One of the pitchers from the great Cleveland Indians teams of the mid 1990's joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about baseball, his landscaping business, and some of his post-season memories.

Former Indians pitcher Chad Ogea spoke with Sam Thursday.

 

After his career in baseball, Ogea opened up his landscaping business, Diamond Cutters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

For the full interview with Chad, click here.

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Fans and pundits have compared the scrappy, resilient 2016 Cleveland Indians to the last time they were in the Fall Classic, 1997. But what some may not realize was how powerful the 1954 Indians were, even though they were swept by the New York Giants.

Hal Naragon was a catcher for the Indians from 1951-1959, and was a member of the 1954 Tribe. He joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about what he sees in today’s Indians that reminded him of his own team. He was a witness to Willie Mays’s catch at the Polo Grounds, though he still maintains Larry Doby made a better grab in a regular season contest.

Naragon did eventually win a World Series ring, though it was in 1968 with the Detroit Tigers as a bullpen coach. The 88-year-old is a graduate of Barberton High School and still calls Barberton home.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:45

AUDIO Former Cub Trainer Looks At Chicago

As the Chicago Cubs look to even the World Series tonight in Game #2, former Cub trainer Tony Garofalo spoke with Sam and Brad from Progressive Field to talk about the Fall Classic.

 

For the full interview with Tony, click here.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:24

AUDIO Jordan Bastian Talking Tribe

Ahead of Game #2 of the World Series, Jordan Bastian MLB.com Cleveland Indians reporter joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell live on site to talk about the Indians taking on the Cubs and the quality play of catcher Roberto Perez.

 

For the full interview with Jordan, click here. You can follow Jordan on Twitter at MLBastian.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:45

AUDIO Gilbert: Special Night For Cleveland

David Gilbert, the President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Destination Cleveland joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the biggest night in Cleveland Sports history tonight as the Cavaliers raise their championship banner and the Indians and Cubs start Game 1 of the World Series.

 

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:44

AUDIO Indians/Cubs World Series: Game 1

It's finally here. Game #1 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs has fans of both the Cubbies and the Tribe in a frenzy.

Senior Communications Coordinator for the Indians Curtis Danburg joined Brad Russell and Sam Bourquin on site fom the corner of Carneigie and Ontario ahead of the 8:08 first pitch.

 

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:40

Salazar Makes World Series Roster

Tuesday is the day: Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland featuring the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field. 

As any Indians fan can tell you, the team has seen its share of injuries, especially in the later part of the season. One of those injuries was starting pitcher Danny Salazar. He hasn't pitched for the Tribe since leaving the game back on September 9th against the Minnesota Twins with a strained right forearm. 

On Tuesday, ahead of the start of the World Series, the Indians released their official World Series roster. The good news; it included Right-Handed Pitcher Danny Salazar. To make room for Salazar, the Indians removed RHP Cody Anderson from the WS roster. Over the past weekend, Indians Manager Terry Francona said his starting pitching rotation for the World Series is "to be announced" following Game 3. Corey Kluber gets the start in Game 1 Tuesday, and Games 2 and 3 are to be decided between Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin. Francona said, of Bauer who is healing from a finger injury that left him an early-exit in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays, he wants to give Bauer as much time as possible.

The official World Series roster for the Cleveland Indians is below: 

#        PITCHERS (12/1)                B     T           HT.       WT.               BORN                 BIRTHPLACE                                     

37      Allen, Cody                         R     R           6-1        210              11/20/88               Orlando, FL            

47      Bauer, Trevor                      R     R           6-1        190                1/17/91               North Hollywood, CA

52      Clevinger, Mike                   R     R           6-4        202              12/21/90               Jacksonville, FL

28      Kluber, Corey                      R     R           6-4        215                4/10/86               Birmingham, AL

53      Manship, Jeff                      R     R           6-2        205                1/16/85               San Antonio, TX

34      McAllister, Zach                  R     R           6-6        240                12/8/87               Chillicothe, IL

54      Merritt, Ryan                       L      L            6-0        170                2/21/92               McKinney, TX

24      Miller, Andrew                     L      L            6-7        205                5/21/85               Gainesville, FL

61      Otero, Dan                          R     R           6-3        215                2/19/85               Miami, FL

31      Salazar, Danny                    L      R           6-0        190                1/11/90               Santo Domingo, DR

27      Shaw, Bryan                       S      R           6-1        210                11/8/87               Livermore, CA

43      Tomlin, Josh                       R     R           6-1        190              10/19/84               Tyler, TX

#        CATCHERS (2)                   B     T           HT.       WT.               BORN                 BIRTHPLACE                          

10      Gomes, Yan                        R     R           6-2        215                7/19/87               Sao Paulo, Brazil

55      Perez, Roberto                    R     R           5-11      225              12/23/88               Mayaguez, PR

#        INFIELDERS (6)                 B     T           HT.       WT.               BORN                 BIRTHPLACE                          

22      Kipnis, Jason                      L      R           5-11      190                  4/3/87               Northbrook, IL

12      Lindor, Francisco                 S      R           5-11      190              11/14/93               Caguas, PR

1        Martinez, Michael                 S      R           5-9        180                9/16/82               Santo Domingo, DR

26      Napoli, Mike                        R     R           6-1        225              10/31/81               Hollywood, FL

11      Ramirez, Jose                     S      R           5-9        165                9/17/92               Bani, DR

41      Santana, Carlos                   S      R           5-11      210                  4/8/86               Santo Domingo, DR

#        OUTFIELDERS (5/1)           B     T           HT.       WT.               BORN                 BIRTHPLACE                          

8        Chisenhall, Lonnie                L      R           6-2        190                10/4/88               Morehead City, NC

4        Crisp, Coco                        S      R           5-10      185                11/1/79               Los Angeles, CA

20      Davis, Rajai                        R     R           5-9        195              10/19/80               East Lyme, CT        

6        Guyer, Brandon                   R     R           6-2        200                1/28/86               West Chester, PA

30      Naquin, Tyler                       L      R           6-2        190                4/24/91               Iola, TX  

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Last week, there was a lot of talk as to whether or not Rick “The Wild Thing” Vaughn should throw out a ceremonial first pitch in the World Series. The Indians said no, but why not Roger Dorn?

Corbin Bernsen, who played Roger Dorn in 1989’s Major League, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the movie-making process. He mentioned the writer of the film was an Indians fan and wanted to write a film about his team making it to the promised land, which pretty much happened six years later in 1

995. For many actors, it can be difficult to learn the mechanics of baseball on the fly. Corbin said he played a lot of baseball in his day, which helped him as the fictional Indians’ third baseman. He also talked about Charlie Sheen being quite the ballplayer, and could hum the ball in the 80’s.

Akron residents know Corbin well from his films 25 Hill and 3 Day Test, which were filmed in the region.

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Monday, 24 October 2016 19:27

AUDIO Indians/Cubs Primed For Fall Classic

The Fall Classic is almost here and two Midwest baseball teams with die-hard fanbases will converge on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario starting Tuesday.

Matt Loede from NEOSportsInsiders joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to discuss the Tribe and the Chicago Cubs. 

 

Sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom from the Chicago Tribune gave his thoughts from the Cubs' perspective.

 

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Monday, 24 October 2016 11:34

WS Watch Parties At Progressive Field

The Cleveland Indians have announced the official World Series Watch Parties at Progressive Field for road games 3, 4, and potential game 5. 

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $24 for the Club Lounge which includes food. Tickets go on sale at Indians.com at 12 p.m. Monday, October 24. 

More information from Indians.com below: 

Cleveland Indians Postseason Watch Parties presented by Pepsi will take place at Progressive Field during all three potential World Series away games against the Chicago Cubs. Gates will open one hour before each game.

  • Game 3: Friday, October 28 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:08PM)
  • Game 4: Saturday, October 29 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:08PM)
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, October 30 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:15PM)

There are two ticket options:

  • $5 general admission
  • $24 Club Lounge option, with food included

There is a four-ticket limit per order. Proceeds benefit Cleveland Indians Charities and MLB Charities.

Seating will be general admission, first-come, first-served.

Important notes:

  • Watch parties are rain-or-shine events. (I.e., if the game is played in sunny conditions in the road city, the watch party goes on no matter the weather in Cleveland)
  • The Kids Clubhouse is closed, as it's being used as an auxiliary press box.
  • Tickets must be printed at home; there will be no digital delivery or management of watch party tickets.
  • Watch party tickets cannot be re-sold.

 

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The Cleveland Indians are heading to the Fall Classic.  They now await the winner of the Chicago Cubs and the LA Dodgers and will play the winner of that series on Tuesday,

Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes discussed the ALCS and previewed the Tribe with Brad Russell.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Jim Rosenhaus, Cleveland Indians broadcaster spoke with Sammy B on a Victory Thursday to talk about the Indians defeating of the Toronto Blue Jays and awaiting their World Series opponent on Tuesday, October 25.

 

 

Published in Sam and Brad

As the Indians prepare to head to the World Series Tuesday night at Progressive Field,  former Rubberducks pitcher Ryan Merritt pitched a heck of a game on Wednesday for Game 5 against the Blue Jays to propel the Tribe in the Fall Classic.

Rubberducks manager Dave Wallace joined Sam Bourquin Thursday to talk about Ryan's pitching performance and the Tribe.

 

Published in Sam and Brad
Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:20

Tribe World Series Tickets Sell Out

The Cleveland Indians put a limited number of tickets to the 2016 World Series up for sale at Indians.com Thursday morning, starting at 10 a.m. EST. 

As of 10:13 EST, the were "GONE," as Tom Hamilton would say. The Indians have home-field advantage throughout the Series, so will be home for games 1 and 2, and potential games 6 and 7.

Now tickets will hit the after-market websites and likely be sold for well over face value. 

The World Series starts at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25th. The Indians will play the winner of the NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and L.A. Dodgers. 

 

Published in Local
Monday, 17 October 2016 16:39

AUDIO: Al Pawlowski Previews ALCS Game 3

The Indians are just two wins away from the World Series, but they face three straight games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Al Pawlowski of SportsTime Ohio joined Jasen to preview the Game 3 matchup.

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